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How to Create the Best Time Off Policies for Small Businesses

Every employee needs a day off occasionally. Many small businesses offer generous paid time off (PTO) policies as a way to compete with larger companies. Not only does this create an attractive incentive for top talent to hire on, but it also helps reduce employee turnover. What Is Paid Time Off? Paid time off is time employees can use for personal purposes while getting paid...

How to Understand Your Coverage When You Are Expecting

If you are expecting a baby, you will naturally want to know what your health plan will cover. Under the Affordable Care Act of 2014, maternity coverage must be provided by all health plans offered to individuals, families, and small groups. Coverage is mandatory for pregnancy, labor, delivery, and newborn care. What Changed About Maternity Coverage with the Affordable Care Act? Before the Affordable Care...

What Happens if You Are Denied Life Insurance?

It can be discouraging, to say the least, when you are trying to protect your family by purchasing life insurance, and your application is rejected. If you have been denied life insurance, you are not alone. It happens to people every day. Keep in mind that you have options and do not give up. Why Are Some People Denied Life Insurance? Typically, life insurance companies...

5 Common Misconceptions About Medicare

If you are newly eligible for Medicare and navigating the territory for the first time, you know how complicated the subject can be. Although there is an abundance of material out there, it is not always accurate and may only add to the confusion. The following are five common Medicare myths debunked: Medicare Is Part of Social Security This is not correct. Social Security and...

5 Unconventional Businesses That Still Need Insurance

If you own a business, you need business insurance. No matter how unconventional your enterprise is, be assured, you have some exposure to risk. The following are unconventional businesses that still need insurance. Dog Walker Professional dog walkers need strength and stamina to keep up with the pets in their care. They also need financial protection in case of an accident. A basic dog walking...